Category: What’s New

Our Own Mad Dog Scores Industry Award!

I am very proud to announce that Factory Five's webmaster and IT genius Dave "Mad Dog" Lindsey has scored some notable industry recognition. Dave along with our partners at Design Principles designed a new website for Factory Five in 2017 and was awarded an American Graphic Design Award! Please join…Read More

Join Us at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018!

The brand-new Factory Five '35 Hot Rod Pick-Up Truck will be on display at this year's show. The Factory Five crew is set-up and ready for action in Scottsdale, AZ at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Show! If you're in the area, feel free to stop by and check out our latest…Read More

PowerNation SEMA 2017 with Factory Five

Pat and Mike from PowerNation built our new '35 Pick Up Truck here at Factory Five a few weeks before the SEMA Show, and here they are in the Factory Five booth introducing the car along highlights of Erik Treves' beautiful twin-turbo Type 65 Coupe. You can watch the episode…Read More

Factory Five Ups Investment in Build School

The Factory Five Build School has been around for more than a decade, and has taught over 2,000 students how to assemble a Factory Five Roadster, Hot Rod, and now 818 Sports Car. In the final days of 2017, we shipped tons of new parts from Factory Five and from…Read More

Factory Five Coupe-R at PRI Show!

Fresh from it's appearance on Discovery Channel's hit show "Fast N' Loud," the faster and louder Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R is at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show as a special guest of Ford Performance! The car is in Ford's booth #1925 in the Green Hall. The car…Read More

Join Us in Indianapolis, PRI 2017

Join us  next week, December 7-9, at the Performance Racing Industry show (PRI)! We will not be exhibiting at the show, but we will be guests of Ford Performance with our new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe. Jesper, Jim, and Dave will be at the show on Friday, and the…Read More

Factory Five on Fast N’ Loud

A few months ago, we filmed the season finale of Discovery Channel's show "Fast N' Loud." It was a fun episode where the guys from Gas Monkey Garage built a $300,000 Detomaso Pantera track car for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. He challenged fellow NASCAR driver Joey Logano to a race…Read More

Factory Five Featured in Ford Performance Catalog!

It's no secret that Factory Five guys love Ford parts. Our cars have been frequent visitors to Ford events, Ford booths, and the annual Ford parts catalog. This year, the 5.2L-powered Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe is featured on the back cover along with Scott Spencer's Mk4 Roadster! We love…Read More

In the News: Gen 3 Coupe-R in Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Factory Five's favorite privateer John George and his NASA ST2 National Championship Type 65 Coupe-R is profiled in the December issue of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. GRM's Scott Lear writes a detail-filled, tech-heavy 8-page article on John's NASA-winning car. Powered by a 5.0L Coyote V8 (used F-150 truck motor) making 350…Read More

2017 SEMA Show Report

This year's SEMA Show packed a huge surprise. For more than a year, we've been working on a '35 pick-up truck based on the proven '33 Hot Rod chassis. We introduced the truck and made the truck section of our website live on the first day of the show. The…Read More

2017 SEMA Show Photos – New Pics Added!

Day 3 Photos We're half way through the 2017 SEMA Show and it's been a ton of fun! Today we are thrilled to have our good friend Cristy Lee in the booth for a little bit. Factory Five Customer Wayne Mills' GTM Supercar. From this angle, you can't even tell…Read More

2017 SEMA Show Preview

I like to say that, "If you're in the car business, you're at SEMA. If you're not at SEMA, you're not in the car business." Well, it's that time of year again, and we're loaded up and heading out to Las Vegas for SEMA 2017. This year, like most, we…Read More

New Gen 3 Coupe Photo Galleries

Last year around this time, we were getting ready to unveil our new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe at the SEMA Show as a prototype. The other day, before loading our two production Gen 3 Type 65 Coupes (one street and one race model) onto the big rig for this…Read More

Challenge Car Chassis Gallery

The Factory Five Challenge Car is the competition/race version of our popular Mk4 Roadster. The chassis with integral cage and ancillary race tubing is an SCCA and NASA legal competition design. Competition chassis comes powdercoated in white. Here are some shots of the impressive Challenge Car frame. Click here to view…Read More

Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe Chassis Gallery

This week, our buddy Dino Petrocelli photographed a number of our latest vehicle chassis.  Here is the Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe standard chassis. It is different than the R-race chassis. While it maintains a full cage, it does not have the race specific door bars and additional tubing required…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe-R Chassis Gallery

Our buddy Dino Petrocelli did some really nice work this week photographing all of our race chassis, and this is the first one he finished: The Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R. This year, we decided to change all competition chassis to white powdercoating, keeping the standard chassis black. The Coupe-R…Read More